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Banding Together

Five great exercises using the resistance bands you can find in your local Gym Pod Resistance bands must be the cheapest, least bulky, simplest and easiest-to-use tool for sculpting your body and developing the muscle and bone strength you need for a robust, healthy frame. Many people...

Have A Heart

An MRI can accurately assess whether you are prone to heart failure My mother died at the age of 54 and my father just a few short years later at 59. Heart failure was the cause in both cases.  This was undoubtedly a significantly different generation in...

Twang! He’s Done his Hammy

Eager to read about how long your favourite footballer will be on the treatment table? What on Earth does it mean when we're told he has a grade 3 hamstring tear? Is that better than a grade 1? And what must he do to recover?...

Is Intermittent Fasting for You?

by Hong Yiying (Ph.D., CSCS, NROC, CPT) Abbreviations IF: intermittent fasting, which consists of periods of normal eating and periods of complete fasting IER: intermittent energy restriction, which reduces energy intake to a certain level during the energy-restricted period. CER: continuous energy restriction, which is the normal dieting method...

Toughing it Out

TOUGHMUDDERS - What's it like to prepare for and compete in a Tough Mudder / Spartan event? How can The Gym Pod help in getting you ready for the mad course that sorts out the tough from the toughest...

Never Miss A Leg Day

Gym enthusiasts often say, "Never miss a leg day". You've got the equipment and the desire but how do you isolate those big muscle groups in the thigh. Three exercises for the quads, hamstrings and glutes that will have you coming back for more...

Curcumin’s Coming

Turmeric - This ancient orange powder is popping up in lattés, health shakes and your favourite curries. But why do athletes and health-conscious folks swear by it as a daily dose that they can't live without...

Exercise Makes Time

Whether you’re currently exercising or are just starting out but can’t find the time either way, the idea that exercise increases productivity seems like a win-win situation...

OSAKAOUT

The conversation on emotional support for young athletes that Naomi Osaka began has now taken another turn. Osaka's star rose and then fell once more, while Simone Biles and others are now further highlighting the need to take care of their emotional well-being, ahead of...

The Osaka Accord

Naomi Osaka has started the conversation on mental health and the plight of young athletes being paraded before the media. But where will it go from here and what can sport learn from her stand?...

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